Be­tween Tie and Boom Boom, guess who gets picked

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT -

Again we see the CBC, paid for by your tax dol­lars, trav­el­ling out­side the coun­try to carry its beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. On Jan. 23 Hockey Night in Canada de­cided to bask in the Florida sun by cov­er­ing the Leafs-Pan­thers game.

Never mind that both teams are 1,000 points out of the play­off race.

Years ago when I was a lit­tle girl I couldn't wait for Satur­day night's HNIC. Oland’s Satur­day night would be on at 8:30 p.m.; I would lis­ten to Robert Bouchard, then a half-hour later it would be hockey time.

Ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day we would see ei­ther Montreal or Toronto, turn about. For those of us who pre­ferred the Habs, there was al­ways Chan­nel 2, the old French net­work. But nowa­days, if you're not a sub­scriber to Cen­tre Ice, you are sub­jected to this bias.

On Jan. 23 the Rangers played in Montreal. There's not much sep­a­ra­tion in the stand­ings be­tween th­ese two Orig­i­nal 6; this game mat­tered. Ottawa has Sportsnet and we see the Leafs reg­u­larly, and the other three west­ern Cana­dian teams have plenty of air time late Satur­day night.

Tell me what game CBC aired the night of Tie (Dummy) Domi’s 1,000th game and the hon­our­ing Boom Boom Ge­of­frion.

Bring back Walt Dis­ney. Noth­ing else is worth watch­ing on CBC! Lee McNeil Glace Bay

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